MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on Farm-to-Market 1097, 4.1 miles northeast of Willis, Texas.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 4:09 p.m., a 2006 Nissan Titan was traveling east, behind a 2012 Dodge Journey. The Nissan passed in a no-passing zone. While passing, the Nissans right side struck the left side of the Dodge causing it to roll and strike a tree. The driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Scott McCracken of Coldspring, Texas, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack. The driver of the Dodge, 36-year-old Benjamin Pratt of Coldspring, Texas, was arrested for DWI with a child passenger.
Passengers in the Dodge, 27-year-old Patricia Tinkle, and a 6-year-old female, were transported to HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe in stable condition.
This is an ongoing investigation, and there is no additional information available for release at this time.
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